Windows 10: Prep for Donating My Computer Solved

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  1.    24 Apr 2016 #11

    Yes, your plan, as outlined earlier, if using DBAN in place of even full-format, will work. Again, I think the new owner will be too busy putting his/her own software and data-stuff to even care about what used to be on the hard-drive your stuff to launch extensive sector by sector reconstruction.
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  2.    24 Apr 2016 #12

    Getting OS onto new HDD


    How do I get my copy of Windows OS onto the new HDD? I don't have the original CD?
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  4.    29 Apr 2016 #14

    HDK W10 said: View Post
    How do I get my copy of Windows OS onto the new HDD? I don't have the original CD?
    Thanks to everyone. Problem Solved.
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       30 Apr 2016 #15

    Mark it as solved if you have not.

    Remember that the board on the drive needs to be destroyed. It holds the last 1GB of accessed data.

    Large drives I tear them apart to get the two magnets, then pull the platters and board.

    I then put some gas and a little extra like PVC/CPVC primer into a metal dish and set on thr drive, light and then put in the board and torch the platters, so that nothing can be salvaged.
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  6.    01 May 2016 #16

    bro67, it's good that you have a dark humor. You remind me of "funny as a t..d in a punch bowl". Anyway, you're sharp and intelligent.
    Good luck in future endeavors.

    bro67 said: View Post
    Mark it as solved if you have not.

    Remember that the board on the drive needs to be destroyed. It holds the last 1GB of accessed data.

    Large drives I tear them apart to get the two magnets, then pull the platters and board.

    I then put some gas and a little extra like PVC/CPVC primer into a metal dish and set on thr drive, light and then put in the board and torch the platters, so that nothing can be salvaged.
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       02 May 2016 #17

    Prep for Donating My Computer


    I torch the platters and the circuit board for a reason. Most of the drives I am pulling for people, contain very sensitive financial data and just wiping them with Dban is not enough, nor the agreement with them that I have. Physically destroying them by fire, is the only way to make the units incapable of having the data salvaged.

    Plus the magnets come in really handy for other stuff.
    Last edited by bro67; 02 May 2016 at 10:11.
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